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  • Developed by the Office on Women's Health in the US Department of Health and Human Services, this website gives girls between the ages of 10 and 16 reliable, current health information. Topics include puberty, fitness, nutrition, stress and substance abuse.

  • This public education website was developed to support the efforts of parents and other caring adults to promote mental health and prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs among 7- to 18-year-olds.
  • Created by the New York University Child Study Center, this award-winning website provides parents with information on child mental health.
  • Short, easy-to-read articles on a variety of topics of interest to seniors, including fitness, prevention, insurance and Medicare and caregiving.
  • The American Pregnancy Association is a national health organization committed to promoting reproductive and pregnancy wellness through education, research, advocacy, and community awareness. Comprehensive information on contraception, infertility, pregnancy, abortion, birth, adoption and women's health.
  • Definitions of aging and the physiological changes it brings about, from NOAH (New York Online Access to Health).
  • Links to sources providing information on all aspects of men's health from circumcision and hair loss to testicular cancer.
  • Links to sources providing information on all aspects of women's health from birth control and contraception to vaginitis and vulvodynia.
  • This is a book of resources, available in New York State, to help with the options available when experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. This book includes information on preventing pregnancy, the options available when experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, ending a pregnancy, choosing adoption, becoming a parent , and paying for your care.
  • Lots of information about how to have fun and be safe while playing your favorite sports or activities. Links to cartoons, fun quizzes and coloring & activity pages safety information for parents and a guide to common injuries.
  • The Cincinnati Children's Hospital website provides comprehensive educational resources on children's health that help famililes become active partners in their child's healthcare. Of particular note is the Heart Center Encyclopedia.
  • Detailed information on children's health from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Some information in Spanish.
  • From the American Academy of family Physicians, this website has extensive information of interest to men. In addition to physical health, mental health conditions and fatherhood are discussed.
  • Includes information for kids on food safety, vaccines, pet care, medical devices and more from the Federal Drug Administration.
  • From the federal government, this site provides seniors with a variety of health information such as medical coverage, specific health conditions, exercise and fitness, prescription drugs and nutrition. Also includes links to other goverment sites of interest for seniors.
  • Questions on teen health issues from nutrition to sexuality, answered by the Health Education Program at Columbia University.
  • Created in 1997, healthfinder is an award-winning federal Website developed by the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies. The Men's Health section includes hundreds of links on a variety of topics including AIDS, fatherhood, testicular cancer and vasectomy,
  • A joint project of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease, this website has up-to-date information on heart disease in women. Includes the signs and symptoms of heart attack in women, which are typically different than those men experience.
  • Sponsored by the American Social Health Association, this site provides the answers teens need to make informed decisions about sexual health and STD prevention.
  • Sponsored by the American Social Health Association, this site provides the answers teens need to make informed decisions about sexual health and STD prevention.
  • One of the most popular Websites for children, it offers excellent information for parents (and kids!) on child health and more.
  • Tips on excercise, nutrition, self-care and sex, from the urologist who founded the first male health center.
  • A wide range of articles on newborn care, health and development from an internationally recognized authority.
  • A wide range of articles on children's health and development from an internationally recognized authority.
  • A wide range of articles on health and aging from an internationally recognized authority.
  • This site includes a wide variety of information on health including screening tests, fitness, weight control, aging as well as health conditions and issues of interest to men.
  • This site includes a wide variety of information on health including screening tests, fitness, weight control, aging as well as health conditions and issues of interest to women.
  • Provides detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the United States, including inspection result information. In English and Spanish.
  • Links to quality information resources, from the National Library of Medicine.
  • Comprehensive information from an authoritative source: the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine. Includes links to latest news, general overviews, clinical trials, diagnosis and symptoms and research and treatment.
  • Comprehensive information from an authoritative source: the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine. Includes links to latest news and general overviews of seniors' health and research, specific conditions, prevention and screening, organizations, statistics and more.
  • Comprehensive information from an authoritative source: the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine. Includes links to latest news, general overviews, clinical trials, diagnosis and symptoms and research and treatment.
  • Up-to-date information about prostate cancer from Memorial Slaon-Kettering. Provides an overview, information on screening, diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials, survivorship and support.
  • Includes a wealth of information on childhood diseases and conditions as well as health and wellness. Links to the Merck Manual of Medical Information and virtual body tours.
  • The Health Topics contains basic information with references to over 100 topics of interest to women. Daily news and features and a comprehensive directory of women's health services make this site invaluable.
  • "The not-for-profit National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) is the leading independent health information source for women. NWHRC develops and distributes up-to-date and objective women's health information based on the latest advances in medical research and practice."
  • This helpful and friendly Website contains information of use to elders in New York State including links to local offices, toll-free hotlines, eldercare resources as well as extensive links to resources on death & dying, education, caregiving and health and long-term care.
  • NIHSeniorHealth is a website based on the latest research on senior health and aging. Features a "talking" function, which gives users the option of reading the text or listening to it.
  • Website of the leading scientific nonprofit organization devoted to promoting women's health during midlife and beyond through an understanding of menopause. This site contains information on perimenopause, early menopause, menopause symptoms and long-term health effects of estrogen loss, and a wide variety of therapies to enhance health.
  • A one-stop shop of city agencies and nonprofit organizations providing services for women and families.
  • Created by the New York State Department of Health, this website outlines everything you need to know to select a nursing home. Topics include admission, nursing home inspections, resident's rights and more.
  • Information from the New York Civil Liberties Union for New York kids and teens about their legal rights to healthcare and information services.
  • From the medical staff of the Nemours Foundation, this fun site provides basic information about the body, nutrition, drugs and alchohol, diseases and conditions and personal safety.
  • Available in eight languages, this Website includes information on Alzheimer's Disease, Medicare, Eldercare, statistics, Elder Abuse and other topics for elders and their families and health care professionals.
  • This extensive list of links dealing with all aspects of women's health would be more useful if the links were arranged by topic. Nevertheless it does include information not easily found elsewhere.
  • A service of the Office of Women's Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, the NWHIC serves as a gateway to a vast array of health information for women created by federal agencies and the private sector. Search or browse the Health Topics section which contains links to thousands of articles from reliable sources. See also links to dictionaries, encyclopedias, health news and much more.
  • This website from the Children's Center of Dallas features a wide variety of articles on family life, nutrition, safety and health.
  • Zero to Three is a national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the healthy development of infants and toddlers. Their website includes handouts created with the American Academy of Pediatrics on how parents can best support their child's development and growing brain.

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